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Dst In Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11-25-20

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20 best holiday events in Sarasota-Manatee

Celebrate the Christmas season with these local, family-friendly activities taking place today through the end of the year.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune — Posted 11-25-20 at 6:17 AM

The holiday season has finally arrived and now, more than any previous year anyone alive can likely remember, we all could use some yuletide cheer. While many of our favorite Christmastime events have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns – most notably, our beloved boat parades and some other famous land parades – there are still plenty of events taking place in Sarasota and Manatee counties that should help put you in the holiday spirit…

Discover Sarasota Tours’ Holly Jolly Trolley Tour: This tour hosted by guide Jenny Jingle will visit city spots with Christmas story connections, hear about Sarasota traditions during the holidays and sing along to favorite Christmas songs. Tours depart from the Trolley Cottage, behind The Breakfast House on Fruitville Road in downtown Sarasota, with free cocoa available before the tour. Masks are required and temperatures will be checked. 11 a.m. Dec. 16 and 23 and 1 p.m. Dec. 20; $34.99, $18.99 children 6-11; 941-260-9818;